History Film / HouseOfFlyingDaggers

25th Apr '17 9:05:56 AM Kafkesque
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** The final ArrowCamShot is a double, revealing that [[spoiler: she didn't try to kill Leo in vengeance, but rather block Leo's knife throw... as well as the fact that Leo didn't even throw the knife, Mei just gave her life to block a harmless droplet of blood, as well as the fa]] is a WhamShot designed to be as tragic as possible.

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** Mei is riding through the woods; a dagger comes flying out at her and she [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks throws her sword]] to block it. [[spoiler:The camera pans to show that it was actually ''two'' daggers thrown in tandem, and her sword only blocked one...]]
** The final ArrowCamShot ArrowCam is a double, revealing that [[spoiler: she didn't try to kill Leo in vengeance, but rather block Leo's knife throw... as well as the fact that Leo didn't even throw the knife, Mei just gave her life to block a harmless droplet of blood, as well as the fa]] is a WhamShot designed to be as tragic as possible.
7th Jan '17 2:22:03 PM ecuvulle6267
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* SnowMeansLove: At the end, he holds the girl in the snow as she bleeds out (overlaps with SnowMeansDeath).
27th Dec '16 12:19:45 PM Larkmarn
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* PinballProjectile

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* PinballProjectilePinballProjectile: This is most notable when a knife can bounce off a shield, fly away, keep spinning, then double back again. Twice.



* SenselessSacrifice: In the film's closing moments, [[spoiler: Mei pulls a knife from her own body, and uses it to block a knife thrown at Jin. However, it's revealed that Leo's knife was never thrown, thus meaning she killed herself for nothing]].



* SnowMeansDeath

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* SnowMeansDeathSnowMeansDeath: In the very finale, where the plot has led to a DuelToTheDeath, it begins snowing. And yes, someone dies. Twice, basically.



* WhamShot: Happens at the end of the Echo Dance when [[DamselInDistress Mei]] turns her sleeves into CombatTentacles and attacks the Captain.

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* WhamShot: WhamShot:
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Happens at the end of the Echo Dance when [[DamselInDistress Mei]] turns her sleeves into CombatTentacles and attacks the Captain.


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** The final ArrowCamShot is a double, revealing that [[spoiler: she didn't try to kill Leo in vengeance, but rather block Leo's knife throw... as well as the fact that Leo didn't even throw the knife, Mei just gave her life to block a harmless droplet of blood, as well as the fa]] is a WhamShot designed to be as tragic as possible.
6th Dec '16 3:29:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* CompletelyDifferentTitle: The original title translates as ''Ambush From Ten Directions''.
6th Dec '16 3:28:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* SheFu: Mei is yet another Zhang Ziyi BadAss.

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* SheFu: Mei is yet another Zhang Ziyi BadAss.badass.
31st Oct '16 1:43:24 PM Morgenthaler
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'''''House of Flying Daggers''''' (original title: '''''十面埋伏''''') is a {{Wuxia}} movie directed by Creator/ZhangYimou and released in 2004. Zhang had previously directed another Wuxia flick, ''Film/{{Hero}},'' and wanted to explore the genre further. He would later direct ''Film/CurseOfTheGoldenFlower''.

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'''''House ''House of Flying Daggers''''' Daggers'' (original title: '''''十面埋伏''''') ''十面埋伏'') is a {{Wuxia}} movie directed by Creator/ZhangYimou and released in 2004. Zhang had previously directed another Wuxia flick, ''Film/{{Hero}},'' and wanted to explore the genre further. He would later direct ''Film/CurseOfTheGoldenFlower''.
31st Oct '16 1:43:04 PM Morgenthaler
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* WaifFu: Creator/ZhangZiyi has made a good living playing {{Badass}} chicks while weighing about 95 lbs.

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* WaifFu: Creator/ZhangZiyi has made a good living playing {{Badass}} badass chicks while weighing about 95 lbs.
24th Mar '16 11:06:07 PM TheBigBopper
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* ConservationOfNinjutsu: Averted somewhat. Anybody fighting 4 or more {{Mooks}} needs to get bailed out (usually JustInTime).

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* ConservationOfNinjutsu: Averted somewhat.Downplayed. Anybody fighting 4 or more {{Mooks}} needs to get bailed out (usually JustInTime).
24th Mar '16 11:04:33 PM TheBigBopper
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: On the DVD commentary, Zhang Yimou and Zhang Ziyi offer different interpretations on a certain action from the climax. To clarify, [[spoiler: Zhang Ziyi believes that Mei doesn't kill Leo because she still cares about him on some level, while the director states that she doesn't care at all and only wants to save Jin.]] [[invoked]]
26th Feb '16 11:52:56 AM Pren
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** And even bigger with [[spoiler:Mei pouring tea, revealing that she isn't blind.]]
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